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ANSWERS TO STUDY QUESTIONS CHAPTER 12 - Mass Wasting

1. Gravity drives mass wasting. Factors controlling mass wasting include the slope angle, type of earth materials involved, amount of water present, type and orientation of geologic structures, type and amount of vegetation, and the influence of triggering mechanisms such as earthquakes.

2. a. ketchup running down the sides of a hamburger - FLOW
    b. a person snow boarding - SLIP
    c. a scoop of ice cream pushed-off a cone and headed for your lap - FALL
    d. you open your closet door and discover that it was completely filled with jelly beans - FLOW

3. Match the examples below with the appropriate type of mass wasting:
    _G_creep                     _C_debris fall
    _F_rock avalanche         _B_mudflow
    _E_earthflow                 _H_debris avalanche
    _A_rock slide                 _D_slump

4. In creep, earth materials move downhill due to alternating periods of freezing and thawing.

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